International Development Evaluation: Comparing DAC and Non-DAC Approaches
South-South cooperation (SSC) is growing rapidly, yet little is known about SSC providers’ institutions and structures, particularly regarding evaluation. As such, this paper’s original aim was to examine and analyse the evaluation approaches of several SSC providers, and compare these with the evaluation modalities of selected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors. However, throughout the course of the research, it became clear that for most SSC providers, approaches for evaluating SSC are still in the process of being developed. The current evaluation environment in the SSC sphere provides interesting learning opportunities, as it brings to light some of the key principles of both DAC and non-DAC views on what constitutes effective international development and how it can best be evaluated.